Tips To Prepare For Your Germany Trip

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GPS
GPS

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For the landlord: Please replace old pillows. Kudos to all landlords that provide Wi-fi; even more helpful is wireless for all other gadgets.

For the traveler:

  • Buy a navigation (GPS) prior to leaving and enter all destinations into it before leaving the country. It is so easy and less stressful. We used the Tom Tom and had no problems. Note: turn on the system as soon as you get off the plan so that it is ready for immediate use, and also before you leave for your next destination. Otherwise the signal is sometimes hard to get.
  • If you can get a diesel rental car do it. It saved us a lot on gas. Also try to get as small of a car a possible as parking and streets are very small in most towns.
  • Buy a few Euros to have when you get off of the plane.
  • Try to acquire as much change as possible for parking, toilette use, quick snacks, and groceries.
  • Grocery stores do not take credit cards.
  • A lot of tours required payments in cash.
  • I did not have any problems using my debit card at ATM machines inside banks. (Note they do not give receipts)
  • Gas Stations on the freeway did let us use a major credit card.
  • Before leaving I purchased and downloaded VPN (virtual private networking) . This provided me a peace of mind knowing any banking I did online was encrypted and safe. I also downloaded this on my phone and other devises so that we could watch internet programs, listen to Pandora, and football games on the nfl.com while overseas. There are other VPN companies, but I choose this one because it had a good rating and it could be used almost anywhere overseas.
  • Also slippers are nice to have as most floors are bare.


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